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Bring life to jerkbait. Hercules Manipulator is born.


BASS Elite Pro Seizo Shimizu’s Jerkbait Special “Manipulator”. In top-class tournaments, there are harsh battles where you must defeat the jerkbait all day long, or two or three days, with jerking or ripping.

How can Jerking’s liver quickly return the rod from the jerk action? Bring life to jerk bait by quickly releasing line slack.

Jerk by controlling the strength and width, and quickly return the rod. Keeping this movement in mind on a US trail that fishes over a vast area is extremely burdensome both mentally and physically.

The concept of the Manipulator is that the rod works without permission. Jerking action can be easily sent out without being conscious of it, and it appeals easily and easily with light power. The compatibility with top water such as Ones Bug as well as Jerkbait such as Face is outstanding.

Jerkbait is familiar, Rod teaches, and anyone can get world-class action, “Manipulator”.



Low resin pure carbon is used as the main material. By increasing the butt diameter and increasing the taper in the tip direction and making the carbon sheet thinner, it achieves overwhelming strength and light weight at the same time. In addition, the bat part is reinforced with a Hercules cloth manufacturing method that adds carbon fiber in 2 vertical and 2 horizontal directions, and 4 diagonal directions. Blanks with uniform strength in all directions are completed by adding torsional rigidity that is obliquely crossed to vertical bending rigidity and horizontal compression rigidity. The return speed is fast, and at the same time, it is easy to swing through, can be cast from all directions, increase accuracy, improve flight distance, hooking response, and improve operability and sensitivity by weight reduction. It was. The Manipulator is lighter and has a naked finish that makes the sharpness of the blank stand out. Unpainted unsanded finish blanks. (Excluding the logo area.)

Thread design
In Hercules Casting series, thread color is set for each rod. Metallic red and gold threads are used for the Manipulator. The red of passion is a testament to the Morizo ​​Shimizu model.

Guide system
Originally set with Fuji stainless frame SiC ring double foot guide for strength.

Reel seat design
“The shape follows the function”. Original reel seat, EG Super Bus Seat Slim, developed by Evergreen, a tacticalist. A simple and functional form that balances various operations required for bass fishing. The slim body of the original shape enhances casting accuracy and balances all fingers in palming to reduce hand pain and fatigue. In addition, the unprecedented length and shape of the seat end can be gripped firmly with your little finger. The Manipulator is equipped with a proof of the Morizo ​​model, a metallic red & silver Hercules original reel seat emblem.

Grip design
The Manipulator uses an original cranking cork grip that was created as a result of pursuing operability. The grip end is equipped with a proof of the Morizo ​​model, Hercules original endplate of metallic red & silver.